CHCSS00081 – Induction to Disability

Assist individuals suffering from a disability by completing the CHCSS0081 Induction to Disability.

This course will provide you with exposure to the Disability Sector within the Community Services Industry and provide you with insight into the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) and the range of career opportunities that it has created within the sector.

Make a change today and learn new skills by completing the Nationally Recognised CHCSS00081 Induction to Disability.

In this Induction to Disability course, you will learn the skills required to participate as an employee or service provider for the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS).

The NDIS has created one of the largest job opportunities in Australian history and given the scale and pace of the reform to the disability support sector, there is a substantial shortage of workers.

If you are passionate about working with people with disabilities, want a fulfilling career and want to make a difference to the quality of a person’s life, now is the time to start your studies with the CHCSS00081 Induction to Disability.

For organisations working with people with disabilities, the CHCSS00081 Induction to Disability is a great skill set to induct a new worker into a variety of roles supporting people with disabilities.

Course Support

This is an interactive course and also includes extensive trainer support from industry experts to help you achieve your goals.

You will have the chance to attend weekly live online classes and also live chat sessions. During these, you will learn additional skills that will either clarify or enhance your learning from the course.

These weekly live classes and chat sessions will also give you the chance to ask questions and also interact with fellow students.

In this Skill Set you’ll also learn to:

  • Communicate effectively with people
  • Collaborate with colleagues
  • Address constraints to communication
  • Determine support needs
  • Provide support services
  • Monitor support activities
  • Foster human rights
  • Follow safe work practices for direct client care, manual handling and infection control

Disability Career Opportunities:

The Department of Social Services has determined that the scale of job creation is expected to exceed previous major national projects with an estimated 90,000 Full-time employees required over the next five years.

  • Community Support Worker
  • Children’s Service Worker
  • Disability Support Worker
  • Youth Worker
  • Family Support Officer
  • Welfare Rights Worker
  • Community Education Worker

Community Services Qualification Pathways

By completing CHCSS00081 Induction to Disability, you will also have the option of continuing to complete the following courses through Australis. The number of Units of Competency required to complete these courses will likely be reduced as they may contain 1 or more of the 4 Units you will complete during this course. This will enable you to apply these credits to these courses, therefore, reducing the total number of units you need to complete, which will reduce the tuition fees and study time required to achieve them.

The number of Units of Competency required for you to complete the courses above will likely be reduced as they may contain 1 or more of the 4 Units you will complete during CHCSS00081 Induction to Disability. This will enable you to apply these credits to these courses, therefore, reducing the total number of units you need to complete, which will reduce the tuition fees and study time required to achieve them.

How do I Enrol?

Our enrolment process is so easy! You can enrol in this course at any time and therefore begin studying shortly after enrolment. You can enrol either by:

  • Phone 1300 887 991 where one of our friendly Course Consultants can answer all your questions and also complete the enrolment process for you, or
  • Online by filling out our Application Form

Over 4 month period, students at Australis College must complete 4 units of competency while studying to obtain their CHCSS00081 Induction to Disability Skill Set.

Students will also be supported throughout the course via Trainer support, eLearning, live and recorded online classes, live chats and also forums.

Skill Set Requirements

There are no pre-requisites required to enrol and complete this course, however there are some requirements you need to meet:

  • Must be able to find own suitable placement to complete workplace-based assessments
  • Recommended Police check (dated no more than 3 months before enrolment)
  • Work With Children Check/Blue Card for placement/employment
  • Access to an internet-connected computer with webcam and microphone

Practical Placement

Whilst placement for this skill set is not mandatory, students must already be working or able to obtain work or volunteer in a suitable organisation in order to complete the required workplace-based assessments for the Unit of Competency CHCDIS007 Facilitate the empowerment of people with disability.


The CHCSS00081 Induction to Disability is also nationally recognised under the Australian Qualification Framework (AQF).

Delivery & Support

The course is delivered entirely online via e-learning, recorded videos, links and downloadable tools and activities. In addition, you can attend optional periodic online group chat sessions hosted by Australian Industry experienced trainers and assessors.

Course Duration

We allow up to 4 months to complete this course. Your actual completion time may be less depending on prior experience and the time you commit to your study.

Tuition Fees & Payment Options

The course fee depends on which option you choose from below:

Option 1: Subscription/Per Subject

You pay a low monthly subscription fee which provides access to ALL our Community courses, and a per subject assessment fee when you are ready to submit a subject. Your total course cost is, therefore, the subscription cost (for however long you subscribe) plus the assessment cost (for whichever subjects you need). Subject assessment fees are listed here.

The monthly Community Faculty Subscription fee (which you can cancel anytime) is:

  • $16+gst per month for ‘Content Only’ or
  • $46+gst per month for ‘Content + Support‘.

Click here to SUBSCRIBE now or for more information either click here or call our Course Consultants on 1300 887 991.

Option 2: Payment Plan

$1,500 via an interest-free payment plan of $375 per month for 3 months. Click here for more about Payment Plans.

Option 3: Discounted Payment Upfront

You can choose to pay the course fees in full upfront and receive a discount. The discounted upfront payment fee is $1,200 which is a saving of $300.

For Corporate (15+ enrolments) programs and pricing please contact our Enterprise team on 0438 099 041 or enter your details here.

Please contact our Course Consultants on 1300 887 991 for further information on payment options and course opportunities.

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

Your work and life experiences are valuable. So valuable, in fact, that they may be able to reduce the time taken to complete and also the course fees.

The process known as Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) considers your experience and therefore compares this against criteria for each unit of competency.

For more information about the RPL Process or call 1300 887 991 to speak with one of our friendly Course Consultants.